The Comets of Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), Sleuth of the Skies at Slough

@article{Olson2012TheCO,
  title={The Comets of Caroline Herschel (1750-1848), Sleuth of the Skies at Slough},
  author={Roberta J. M. Olson and Jay M. Pasachoff},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2012}
}
In this paper, we discuss the work on comets of Caroline Herschel, the first female comet-hunter. After leaving Bath for the environs of Windsor Castle and eventually Slough, she discovered at least eight comets, five of which were reported in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. We consider her public image, astronomers' perceptions of her contributions, and the style of her astronomical drawings that changed with the technological developments in astronomical illustration. 
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Learned modesty and the first lady's comet: a commentary on Caroline Herschel (1787) ‘An account of a new comet’

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TLDR
Long before women were allowed to become Fellows of the Royal Society, or obtain university degrees, one woman managed to get her voice heard, her discovery verified and her achievement celebrated, that was Caroline Herschel, who found ways to fit comet discoveries into her domestic life, and present them in ways that were socially acceptable.

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